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10027086 Maximizing cubic phase group III-nitride on patterned silicon  
A device including a non-polarization material includes a number of layers. A first layer of silicon (100) defines a U-shaped groove having a bottom portion (100) and silicon sidewalls (111) at an...
10023842 Endothelial and endothelial like cells produced from fibroblasts and uses related thereto  
This disclosure relates to endothelial or endothelial like cells cultured from fibroblasts exposed to transcription factor ETV2. In certain embodiments, the disclosure relates to methods of...
10023625 Engineered high-affinity human T cell receptors  
T cell receptors (TCRs) that have higher affinity for the Survivin antigen are provided. The high affinity TCRs were engineered through the generation of mutational libraries of TCRs in a...
10022371 Procaspase-activating compounds and methods  
The invention provides compounds and compositions useful for the modulation of certain enzymes. The compounds and compositions can induce of cell death, particularly cancer cell death. The...
US20180192952 FULLY IMPLANTABLE SOFT MEDICAL DEVICES FOR INTERFACING WITH BIOLOGICAL TISSUE  
Provided are fully implantable soft medical devices and related methods. The devices comprise stretchable electronic devices between on an elastomeric substrate and an elastomeric super-state....
10017469 Stabilized compositions and methods of manufacture  
A method for stabilization of potent alkanone-heterocyclic flavorants in dry powder form is provided. Coordination of alkanone-heterocyclic flavorants to transition metal salts results in the...
10013760 Stain-free histopathology by chemical imaging  
The present disclosure provides methods, systems, and computer-readable storage media that can be used to image an unstained sample. Traditionally histopathology and immunohistochemistry methods...
10011634 Inhibitors of beta integrin-G protein alpha subunit binding interactions  
Provided herein are compounds that inhibit a binding interaction between a β integrin and a G protein subunit, as well as compositions, e.g., pharmaceutical compositions, comprising the same, and...
US20180180582 COLORIMETRIC SENSOR ARRAYS BASED ON NANOPOROUS PIGMENTS  
A colorimetric array includes a substrate, a first spot on the substrate, and a second spot on the substrate. The first spot includes a first nanoporous pigment that includes a first nanoporous...
US20180180328 ARTIFICIAL PLATELETS FOR TREATING CATASTROPHIC BLEEDING  
Artificial dense granules composed of a sterically stabilized liposome shell encapsulating a polyphosphate nanoparticle core are provided as are methods for their production and use in the...
US20180179421 REUSABLE ATTACHING APPARATUS AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING A REUSABLE ATTACHING APPARATUS  
A reusable attaching apparatus includes (a) a reversible adhesive comprising a shape memory polymer and (b) a mounting structure bonded to the reversible adhesive. The shape memory polymer has a...
US20180179388 METHODS OF ANTHOCYANIN EXTRACTION FROM COLORED CORN CULTIVARS  
Methods of extracting anthocyanins from corn kernels are disclosed. In embodiments, the methods may include fractionating the corn kernels into their constituent component parts. After...
US20180179336 ANTIMICROBIAL ALPHA-HELICAL CATIONIC POLYPEPTIDES  
The invention provides antimicrobial polypeptides (AMPs) with high radial amphiphilicity. Unlike typical AMPs characterized by facial amphiphilicity or biomimetic antimicrobial polymers with...
10005821 Modifications of cupredoxin derived peptides and methods of use thereof  
The present invention provides modified cupredoxin derived peptides with pharmacologic activity that have improved pharmacokinetic properties, and methods to use them to treat mammals suffering...
10004410 System and methods for measuring physiological parameters  
The present invention relates generally to a system and methods for measuring physiological parameters. More specifically, the present invention relates to a noncontact technology by which one or...
US20180175158 Transient Devices Designed to Undergo Programmable Transformations  
The invention provides transient devices, including active and passive devices that electrically and/or physically transform upon application of at least one internal and/or external stimulus....
US20180171492 PHOTOELECTROCHEMICAL CELL FOR CARBON DIOXIDE CONVERSION  
the present disclosure relates to photoelectrochemical cells and methods for using such for reduction of carbon dioxide and oxidation of water. In one aspect, the disclosure provides a method of...
10003317 Tubular resonant filter and method of making a tubular resonant filter  
A tubular resonant filter comprises a multilayer sheet in a rolled configuration comprising multiple turns about a longitudinal axis, where the multilayer sheet includes a strain-relieved layer, a...
10000608 Dynamic urea bonds for reversible and self-healing polymers  
The disclosure provides reversible polymers from polyurea by modifying the nitrogen atom with hindered substituents. The reversibility of hindered urea bond (HUB) can be controlled by changing the...
US20180165566 MINIATURIZED ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS WITH WIRELESS POWER AND NEAR-FIELD COMMUNICATION CAPABILITIES  
The invention provides systems and methods for tissue-mounted electronics and photonics. Devices of some embodiments of the invention implement high performance, and optionally flexible, device...
US20180165393 SYSTEM-LEVEL VALIDATION OF SYSTEMS-ON-A-CHIP (SoC)  
Disclosed are improved methods and structures for verifying integrated circuits and in particular systems-on-a-chip constructed therefrom. Our methods—which we call Quick Error Detection—Hardware...
US20180161326 PAC-1 COMBINATION THERAPY  
The invention provides compositions and methods for the induction of cancer cell death. The compositions and methods of using them include use of compositions in therapy for the treatment of...
9995813 Sample interval modulation magnetic resonance elastography  
The invention disclosed herein provides methods for implementing Sampling Interval Modulation Magnetic Resonance Elastography (“SLIM-MRE”), based on simultaneous encoding and acquisition of...
9993490 Phosphonic acid compounds and screening method  
The present invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising a phosphonic acid compound, such as a natural product. Such compounds can include, such as an antibiotic or compound with...
US20180156599 Method and Apparatus for Obtaining a Three-Dimensional Map of Tympanic Membrane Thickness  
Methods and apparatus for combining a low coherence interferometry (LCI) technique for single-point thickness measurement with videootoscopy for recording the image of a tissue such as the...
US20180153885 PRESERVATIVE FREE OCULAR COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR USING THE SAME FOR TREATING DRY EYE DISEASE AND OTHER EYE DISORDERS  
The present invention provides a preservative free ophthalmic formulation. In particular, the ophthalmic formulations of the invention are aqueous formulations comprising nanoemulsion of oil. The...
9988746 Partially degradable fibers and microvascular materials formed from the fibers  
A partially degradable polymeric fiber includes a thermally degradable polymeric core and a coating surrounding at least a portion of the core. The thermally degradable polymeric core includes a...
9986924 Implantable biomedical devices on bioresorbable substrates  
Provided herein are implantable biomedical devices and methods of administering implantable biomedical devices, making implantable biomedical devices, and using implantable biomedical devices to...
US20180148355 DESALINATON DEVICES  
The exemplary embodiments provides a desalination device comprising an electrochemical cell comprising a porous positive electrode, a porous negative electrode, and a membrane positioned between...
US20180147767 METHODS OF EXTRUDING MULTILAYER FIBERS  
The present disclosure is directed to tubular fibers and methods of making thereof. In some cases, the fibers may be made of a hydrogel, in some cases an alginate hydrogel. The tube may have a...
9983206 Methods and compositions for enhancing immunoassays  
Embodiments of the methods, compositions, and systems provided herein relate to enzymatic enhancement of immunoassays using photonic sensor arrays.
9982068 Redox active polymers and colloidal particles for flow batteries  
The invention provides a redox flow battery comprising a microporous or nanoporous size-exclusion membrane, wherein one cell of the battery contains a redox-active polymer dissolved in the...
9981961 Deoxycytidine kinase inhibitors  
Provided herein are compounds that bind to dCK and methods for treating cancer.
9980634 Minimally-invasive measurement of esophageal inflammation  
The methods and apparatus of the present invention allow the evaluation of inflammation of the esophagus. Measurements may be utilized, for example, to diagnose a disease of the esophagus, to...
US20180145770 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ULTRA HIGH BANDWIDTH ACOUSTIC COMMUNICATION AND POWER TRANSFER  
Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving, by a receiver through a medium from a transmitter, signals over an acoustic channel, where the receiving over the acoustic...
US20180143001 Gradient Light Interference Microscopy for 3D Imaging of Unlabeled Specimens  
A system and methods for quantitative optical phase imaging of a sample. First second replica field of an image field are generated, characterized by a respective optical phase, cross-polarized...
US20180141313 CORROSION INHIBITING SELF-PROTECTING COATINGS  
The corrosion of unprotected steel substrates causes damage that is costly to repair or replace. Current protective coatings predominately rely on environmentally harmful anticorrosive agents and...
9976973 Counting particles using an electrical differential counter  
This disclosure relates to methods and devices to count particles of interest, such as cells. The methods include obtaining a fluid sample that may contain particles of interest; counting all...
9974839 Self-assembled toroidal-spiral particles and manufacture and uses thereof  
Toroidal-spiral shaped particles, their method of manufacture, and uses thereof are disclosed. The toroidal-spiral particles can contain at least one active agent, such as a drug, and provide a...
US20180138539 ORGANIC ANOLYTE MATERIALS FOR FLOW BATTERIES  
Organic anolyte materials for redox flow batteries and redox flow batteries containing organic anolyte materials are disclosed.
US20180134873 METHODS FOR SYNTHESIS OF END-FUNCTIONALIZED POLYOLEFINS  
A strategy for the synthesis of semi-telechelic polyethylene through the palladium diimine-catalyzed chain transfer polymerization of ethylene using various silanes as chain transfer agents is...
US20180134833 METHODS FOR SYNTHESIS OF POLYOLEFIN-CONTAINING BLOCK COPOLYMERS  
A methodology is described for the synthesis of polyolefin containing block-copolymers using a catalytic postpolymerization modification strategy. Common polyolefin grades may be converted into...
US20180132566 Intelligent Offloading Insole Device  
A plantar surface pressure offloading system includes an insole capable of coupling with a shoe and interfacing with a foot. A number of compressible bladders and pressure sensors are coupled to...
9970842 High sensitivity environmental sensor network and network services for structural health monitoring  
A high sensitivity structural health monitoring network includes a plurality of sensor nodes disposed apart from each other and communicating through one or more sensor channels. The nodes include...
US20180126043 Sheath Introducer For Peripheral Artery Catheterization Procedures  
A sheath introducer facilitates the insertion of a catheter into a peripheral artery. The sheath introducer comprises longitudinally extending exterior and interior surfaces, the interior surface...
9964541 Method and devices for capturing circulating tumor  
A method of capturing a Circulating Tumor Cell (CTC) from a sample includes introducing a sample into a microfluidic device having a cell capture surface and a flow modification surface under...
9962383 Compounds, compositions and methods of agelastatin alkaloids  
The present invention, among other things, provides compounds, compositions and methods for treatment of cancer. In some embodiments, the present invention provides methods for treating blood...
US20180119218 Spatial Molecular Analysis of Tissue  
Various methods and devices for spatial molecular analysis from tissue is provided. For example, a method of spatially mapping a tissue sample is provided with a microarray having a plurality of...
US20180119100 T-REG Cell Expansion  
This invention relates to methods of expanding T regulatory cells through OX40L and Jagged-1 induced signaling. The methods can be used for treating autoimmune diseases.
US20180116212 MICROCAPSULE COMPOSITIONS AND THE METHOD OF THEIR RELEASE  
The present invention provides microcapsules with good barrier properties and the ability to release encapsulated hydrophobic liquids at low and high pH.